Aug 30, 2013 10:00pm PDT
in syria, president obama said today he is weighing limited and narrow action against the regime. he said syria has endangered the national security of the united states and has violated established norms against the use of chemical weapon. the obama administration said 1,429 people were killed in last week's chemical weapons attack, including 426 children. so far, the president has not asked congress for approval for a military strike and france is the only major foreign power to support retaliation. president obama contends there is no excuse for killing innocent people, including such large numbers of women and children. still opposition to an attack on syria is widespread both around the world and here at home. as john tells us, the president is facing a real predicament. >> reporter: an east bay physician that lived in syria as a child and visited family there as recently as five years ago. >> it's near and dear to my heart. >> reporter: the chic weapons attack on the syrian people hit him hard. >> my heart bleeds for all of these kids, women and families that have lost their lives.
Aug 4, 2013 11:30pm PDT
. >>> white house officials haven't released details about president obama's birthday celebrations but he did play a round of golf. he will head out to california for an appearance with jay leno. >>> some of the world's fastest dautson's kicked off the annual weiner races. this is the start of the weinersnitzel celebration. 16 dogs will advance to the final rounds which will take place on september 1st in del mar. >>> returning to our breaking news. we have just learned the >>> breaking news right now, there will not be a b.a.r.t. strike tomorrow. however it's not because b.a.r.t. and its unions were able to reach a deal it's because of what governor jerry brown did just moments ago. >> governor jerry brown released a statement, b.a.r.t.'s request that he is calling a board of inquiry that will take place in seven days which means the strike will be diverted for seven days. governor brown said he did this because it would endanger the public's health and welfare. >> we did see the gridlock the last go round. we want to get an update from deborah villalon. deborah you've been covering the nego